Calor Radiante Infrared Heating Wallmount Panel
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Calor Radiante Infrared Heating
Calor Radiante Infrared Heating
Calor Radiante Infrared Heating
Calor Radiante Infrared Heating
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Calor Radiante is HEATING LIKE THE SUN…!
Heating with radiation heating, also called infrared heating, offers you only advantages compared with convectional heating.
Why do we need heating?
When the outside temperatures drop, then so does the temperature in our home.
With 100% insulation this would not be the case, however 100% insulation does not exist. Heat (=energy) is basically lost in two ways:
Movement of air: hot air exits and cold air enters. Basically due to the wind and by opening doors and windows.
The outside walls of our house and the windows get cold due to infrared radiation and contact with the cold air outside.
Depending on the style of the house (house, ground floor flat, upper floor flat, flats above or below that are not lived in) heat is also lost through the ceiling and floor. This is how most energy is normally lost.
In order to compensate this loss of heat, we need to heat our home. This can be done in two ways:
The majority of the heating systems directly heat up the air in a room. The air goes through the heater and heats up. This is called “convection heating”.
Unfortunately, hot air always rises.
The higher the ceilings are, the more difficult it will be to heat up a room.
Disadvantages of convectional heating
High temperatures under the ceiling (7ºC more than at the floor)
As hot air always rises, a mass of warm air always collects just under the ceiling that is of no use to us.
The hot air under the ceiling is obviously not capable of warming up the floor. If we have cold feet, it is harder for us to maintain our body temperature. With cold feet we will never be able to get warm.
Waste of Energy…!
Heating up air requires energy and therefore money. If this hot air then stays under the ceiling, we are not benefiting from it at all!
Dry air and dust that can cause irritation of the respiratory tract.
In the winter lots of people have problems with their breathing due to heating. As air is heated up it dries up. Very dry air dries up the mucous membrane (nose, throat) which leads to our weakened resistance against bacteria and viruses. Currents of air sweep up dust and allergenic particles from the floor and move them around the whole room.
Low Comfort Level
Currents of air (from the air conditioning) bother us, we have cold feet and a hot head, we have problems breathing, dry eyes etc.
It takes a lot of time to heat up a room
The heater (air conditioning, heaters, central heating etc.) have to heat up all of the air within a room. As this always starts from above (hot air rises), it takes a long time to heat up the air where we are: on the ground. Only once all of the air in the room is hot will we start to feel the effects of the heat.
What is radiation heating? By long wave radiation heating, infrared waves are sent into the room in all directions, which, independent of air streams, warm up directly all the objects. That means that the furniture gets warm, but also the walls and the people that are in the room.
All the materials give the warmth back to the room and the air, what gives you a comfortable warm feeling.
Calor Radiante Radiation Heating Benefits.
Radiation heatings provides faster warming up. We ourselves absorb the warmth directly.
– Being outside on a terrace, at 18ºC with glorious sunshine is not that same as being on the same terrace at 18ºC without sun. The difference is a coat!
– It is a cloudy day. The clouds break and the sun shines through. We straight away notice the warmth even though the air temperature has not risen. These are the infrared waves that are directly warming us up.
– At ski resorts you can sunbathe naked despite the temperatures being below zero. The strong radiation of infrared waves from the sun and their reflection from the snow warms up our skin and therefore our body.
Radiation heating provides an envolving heat.
Part of the infrared waves emitted by the radiator is absorbed by the walls and the objects in the room. The other part is reflected. Therefore we do not only capture the infrared waves that come directly from the radiator, but also the rebound. This leads us to expeience a soft and enveloping heat and there are no air currents that could ruin it.
Only 2ºC difference between floor and ceiling.
With traditional heating, the higher the ceilings are, the greater the difference there is between the temperature at the height of the ceiling and at floor level. It can reach 7ºC or more. The hot air under the ceiling is of no use to us and means a waste of energy and a high level of consumption. The higher the ceilings are, the more you save with infrared heating.
Radiation heating has a better energy efficiency, therefore 30 to 50% of energy saving.
It depends on many factors:
– The height of the ceilings.
– The amount of time that we are at home. When we are out for a long amount of time, we appreciate the fast heating up of the infrared system when we get home. It is not necessary to always have the house warm or to put the heating on hours before our arrival. That way, we only consume energy when we are present.
– Due to the fact that we can decrease the temperature about 2ºC without losing any degree of comfort, but rather on the contrary, we save energy. Each degree that we decrease the temperature means about 7% less energy consumption.
– The lack of air currents reduces the loss of heat on cold surfaces, like windows. Blocked air is a form of insulation, air that moves in a guide for heat. The material used for insulation is based on this principle.
Radiation heating is safer, the elements do not glow, no risk of fire.
On the contrary to what happens with the use of gas heaters, halogen heaters or quartz ones, braziers etc., materials like furniture, clothes or tablecloths cannot be burned in the event of contact with the infrared long wave panels.
Higher comfort at lower temperature (2-3 ºC less).
The better well-being can be attributed to:
– The air that we breathe is fresher and it is not dry.
– We have warm feet and a cool head.
– A homogenous temperature in the whole room.
– The walls and objects around us have a higher temperature. This leads to less loss of body heat due to radiation. An adult emits approximately 100 watts of infrared radiation per hour.
If we are surrounded by cold mass (windows, walls, furniture) we will lose energy and we will need to turn up the thermostat. Increasing the temperature of the surfaces that are around us gives us the possibility to decrease the room temperature without losing any level of comfort, but rather the contrary. Furthermore, infrared waves that we trap with infrared radiators compensate that loss with an increase in our body heat.
Favorable for muscles and bones. Find out more »
The infrared waves penetrate the skin and heat up the muscles. The muscles relax. Think about medicinal infrared lamps. More and more of the Finish saunas are changing to infrared saunas. At rather low temperatures the effect of the infrared waves on our bodies are healthier.
Infrared heating improves the blood flow, especially under the skin and improves the absorption of oxygen by the skin. It accelerates the metabolism rate.
No circulation of air, no dust, no dried out air, therefore better for the respiratory tract.
As the infrared panels do not create the circulation of air in the room it is still and there is no dust or allergenic particles from the floor that are moved around the room. The air is a few degrees cooler and it is not dry. People that suffer from respiratory problems in the winter should change their heating system to an infrared one.
The infrared waves directly heat up the walls and dry them. A dry wall heats up more easily and offers better insulation. That is why over the first few weeks after setting up the system an improved performance will be noticeable. Fungi cannot survive on a dry wall!.
More stable room temperature
Despite the panels turning off and starting up again with the use of the thermostat, hardly any change is noticed in the temperature as the inertia of the materials in the room work as a stabilizer. This is unlike the systems that heat up the air as the air hardly has mass and cools down straight away.
When changing our heating system to an infrared system, you will notice that the house maintains the temperature better, for example after turning the heating off over night.
The infrared waves are almost never lost through the windows.
In the pictures above (from the NASA) we have an optical view (in visible light, left) and an infrared view (right) of a person?s hand inside a plastic bag. In the picture in visible light, the hand cannot be seen. In the infrared picture, nevertheless, the heat of the hand can travel through the plastic bag and be seen with an infrared camera.
In the same way, the infrared waves of the heating can go through our clothes and warm us up.
There are some materials that can let the visible light through, but not infrared light. Look at the man’s glasses for example! Infrared light cannot travel through glass. Due to the fact that the man’s body heat cannot travel through his glasses, this is the reason why they appear dark.
In the same way, heat from infrared heating loses very little heat through the glass of windows, but the glass reflects it.
Radiation heating is silent.
The infrared panels do not make any noise. They do not blow as there are no parts that move.
More Benefits on Infrared Heating
Long product life.
Everywhere applicably, main heating or additional heating:
- Living rooms.
- Restaurants, bars, shops…
- High rooms.
- Personal heating, even in open spaces.
Still not convinced? Try out a home test and see for yourself!
I suggest that you do a test with a gas cooker, at night for example while you are watching the TV, and without any other heating on in the kitchen:
Leave on a gas burner for two and a half hours, for example, and measure the temperature of the kitchen, both before and after.
The first test is carried out without anything covering the gas burner. You will see how the temperature will not have increased, or hardly at all.
The second test is carried out with a clay pot; face down on top of this gas burner. The temperature will have increased substantially.
In both cases, the consumption of gas and the production of calories are the same. So is it possible that there is such a tremendous difference?
Burning gas produces hot air (you can feel this by putting your hand half a metre above the flame) and short infrared waves (you can feel this by putting your hand next to the gas burner). The hot air rises and is lost at the ceiling. The short infrared waves “die” at a short distance, meaning that at a distance of one metre, you won�t notice anything. The short infrared waves (visible) are not very efficient (the same goes for all heaters with quartz pipes, halogen etc.) The result: a poor performance.
What happens in the second test? The clay pot is quite close to the flame and can absorb the heat of the hot air well, as well as that of the short infrared waves produced by the flame. The clay (porcelain) heats up and emits long infrared waves that can travel further. It is these that heat up everything that it has contact with in the kitchen; including walls, the floor etc. and these materials return this same heat to the air. Porcelain materials work very well to emit infrared waves (like the old German porcelain stoves). Glass also does this.
Each material has its own infrared wave, which is more or less efficient. Therefore, not all of the heating systems can offer the same performance.
This test confirms that heating by means of long wave infrared is quite a lot more efficient and more economic than any other convection system
and visible (short wave) infrared.
An infrared heating system is good when long infrared waves are emitted, well distributed, and when less convection is produced.
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